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Double Blueberry Quinoa Salad

 
One serving costs about $5.75 One serving costs about $5.75

$5.75 per serving

1 people like this recipe

1 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

3 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free salad
spoonacular Score:77%

Spoonacular Score: 77%

 

You can never have too many main course recipes, so give Double Blueberry Quinoa Salad a try. This recipe makes 3 servings with 1596 calories, 28g of protein, and 69g of fat each. For $5.75 per serving, this recipe covers 39% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. 1 person has tried and liked this recipe. Head to the store and pick up blueberries, juice of lemon, extra virgin olive oil, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the pecans you could follow this main course with the Bourbon Cake with Pecans: A Southern Classic as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and dairy free diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 78%. This score is solid. Try Blueberry Quinoa Salad, Quinoa, Blueberry & Avocado Salad, and Roasted Tomato Blueberry Quinoa Salad for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
0.5 pts
0.5 pts fresh blueberries
fresh blueberries
1
1  cucumber
cucumber
1 cup
1 cup dried cup cake
dried cup cake
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
0.5
0.5  lemon (juice)
lemon (juice)
1 cup
1 cup pecans
pecans
1 cup
1 cup quinoa
quinoa
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
3
3  scallions
scallions
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps sea salt
sea salt
0.5 pts fresh blueberries
0.5 pts
fresh blueberries
1  cucumber
1
cucumber
1 cup dried cup cake
1 cup
dried cup cake
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp
extra virgin olive oil
0.5  lemon (juice)
0.5
lemon (juice)
1 cup pecans
1 cup
pecans
1 cup quinoa
1 cup
quinoa
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp
red wine vinegar
3  scallions
3
scallions
0.25 tsps sea salt
0.25 tsps
sea salt

Equipment

sieve
sieve
bowl
bowl
pot
pot
sieve
sieve
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bowl
pot
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Instructions

  1. Rinse quinoa well in a fine mesh strainer.
  2. Add to a pot with 2 cups water.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Add sea salt, cover, reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer 15 minutes or until all of the water is absorbed.
  6. Tranfer to a large bowl.
  7. Add the vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice and mix well.
  8. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $5.75
Ingredient
½ pints fresh blueberries
1 cucumber
1 cup dried cup cake
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ lemon (juice)
1 cup pecans
1 cup quinoa
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
3 scallions
Price
$1.86
$0.72
$9.50
$0.17
$0.10
$3.08
$1.52
$0.08
$0.24
$17.26

Tips

Health Tips

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • Sea salt is not healthier than table salt, contrary to what you may have heard. Sea salt is usually 97.5% sodium chloride (same as regular old table salt) and the minerals accounting for the rest are too insignificant to make a difference?unless you plan on consuming sea salt by the pound, in which case the health benefits from the minerals will definitely be outweighed by the negative effects of all the sodium you are consuming!

  • Quinoa is super healthy. Read more about its health benefits here.

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Sea salt can add a unique texture or provide bursts of salty goodness, but ONLY when it isn't being dissolved. So if you have expensive sea salt, save it for sprinkling on salads or dark chocolate cookies, don't try to use it in your pasta sauce or soup. Once sea salt dissolves, the flavor is indistinguishable from table salt from the shaker (after all, they are chemically the same thing, sodium chloride).

Cooking Tips

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • If you've never made quinoa before, be sure to rinse it well before you prepare it. The easiest way is to put it in a fine-mesh strainer and run water over it from the sink. Skipping this step could result in bitter, even soapy tasting quinoa because quinoa's natural coating tastes pretty bad. Quinoa sold in supermarkets is often pre-rinsed, but its better to be safe than sorry, right?

Green Tips

  • Please enjoy blueberries during the summer months when they are in season. Eating blueberries in winter means you're eating fruit that has either been transported a long distance or that has been grow in a greenhouse. Either way, their production is far from environmentally friendly, and you probably aren't doing your wallet any favors either. If you want blueberries in winter, buy them frozen!

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
1596 Calories
28g Protein
68g Total Fat
224g Carbs
39% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
1596
80%

Fat
68g
106%

  Saturated Fat
12g
80%

Carbohydrates
224g
75%

  Sugar
115g
129%

Cholesterol
5mg
2%

Sodium
1168mg
51%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
57%

Manganese
3mg
179%

Vitamin B1
1mg
69%

Phosphorus
661mg
66%

Selenium
44µg
64%

Vitamin K
66µg
63%

Folate
251µg
63%

Vitamin B2
1mg
59%

Magnesium
206mg
52%

Copper
1mg
52%

Fiber
12g
50%

Iron
8mg
48%

Calcium
462mg
46%

Vitamin B3
6mg
31%

Zinc
4mg
30%

Potassium
972mg
28%

Vitamin B6
0.51mg
25%

Vitamin E
3mg
23%

Vitamin C
16mg
19%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Vitamin A
414IU
8%

Vitamin B12
0.24µg
4%

covered percent of daily need

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